On Saturday night of parent’s weekend, HMS Richards Adventist School and Campion Academy hosted a Fall Festival in the gym as a way to raise money for class funds and enjoy time with family and friends.
Andrea Francis, mother of Anya Francis, shared, “The Fall Festival was nice. The fundraising concept was interesting and innovative. It allowed the students to plan and be involved in raising funds for their Senior Trip, which in turn helps the cost on the parents.”
From root beer floats to pumpkin bread, there were lots of food selections to choose from made by Campion and HMS students alike. Senior Melody Mambo comments, “I really liked the variety of foods that there were, like funnel cakes and nachos. It was really cool to see people be connected through food since we never really get to interact with HMS students. It was nice being able to bond with them through our love of food.”
After stuffing themselves with treats, students could try out heart-pumping activities ranging from rock climbing, jumping in a bouncy house, and taking pictures holding a snake. Jack Jordan, sophomore, reflects, “It was great to have a fall fest again this year! I especially enjoyed the competitions, such as the slow bike race and the arm hang, which I ended up winning.”
The fall festival was a successful fundraiser, bringing in over six-thousand dollars between all of the classes.
Toby Quillin, Campion News Team